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Spiced Hard Sauce

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

 

Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 10 mins
Yield Makes about 2 cups
Add extra decadence to Gingerbread Muffins by topping with Spiced Hard Sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

How to Make It

  1. Beat butter, milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla, beating until light and fluffy.

Cook's Notes

To make ahead: Prepare as directed. Chill in an airtight container up to 1 week. Let stand 20 minutes before using.